Tag Archives: Hong Kong

Hong Kong schools told to remove books that might fall foul of the national security law

(6 Jul 2020)  From South China Morning Post: Beijing’s national security law tailor-made for the city, which took effect on June 30, targets acts of secession, subversion, terrorism as well as collusion with a foreign country or external elements to endanger national security, with life imprisonment the punishment for the most serious offences. The Education Bureau […]


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Hong Kong: University heads give up to 10% of salary to student fund

(20 Apr 2020)  The heads of eight publicly funded universities in Hong Kong have said they will donate a proportion of their salaries for up to a year, with some of the funds going to needy students affected by the coronavirus pandemic, universities in the city have announced. The presidents and vice presidents of the […]


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New path to reading: Hong Kong Library Festival 2019

(25 Nov 2019)  The first Hong Kong Library Festival carrying the theme of ‘Reading‧Creativity’ recently concluded on November 21. The monthlong Festival promoted the culture of reading through exhibitions, talks and workshops, as well as parent-child and citywide activities, bringing readers various perspectives in reading. One of the highlights is the large-scaled exhibition held at […]


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Hong Kong universities suspend classes

(13 Nov 2019)  The Chinese University of Hong Kong has announced a premature end to the semester after two days of protester-police clashes on campus. Other universities also announced special term arrangements. CUHK was the epicentre of fierce clashes on Tuesday as demonstrators and police fought for control of No. 2 bridge at the Sha Tin-based […]


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SCAD: the University of Creative Ideas is hiring Associate Dean of Academic Services

(12 July 2019) SCAD Hong Kong seeks an Associate Dean of Academic Services to supervise associate chairs, faculty and library staff and is responsible for all academic programs in the Hong Kong location. The associate dean of academic services also conducts classroom observations and ensures continuous improvement of the student learning experience; oversees curriculum, assessment […]


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Deadline extended: The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong hiring Associate Librarian

(15 February 2019)  The application deadline for this position has extended to 17 March 2019. Associate Librarian – Library (Ref: AssoLib (LIB) 2019-02-15)  Responsibilities:  provide vision, direction and leadership in the formulation of library strategic planning, policies and guidelines; oversee Library collections including budget planning and management, collection development and assessment, acquisition and description of library […]


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iGroup (Asia Pacific) honoured to be a Caring Company

(13 February 2019) The iGroup (Asia Pacific) Limited is honoured to be named as a Caring Company by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service.  Nominated by Caritas – Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong, the iGroup has been bestowed this award because of its continuous support and commitment to the young and the elderly through […]


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UGC workshop on impact submissions for RAE 2020 held in CityU, Hong Kong

(30 January 2019) The University Grants Committee (UGC), Hong Kong, held a workshop on research impact on 14th January at City University of Hong Kong. Overview of impact submission requirements for Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2020 was explained with invited speakers included academics from UK sharing their experience on preparing REF impact case studies in their […]


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The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong hiring Associate Librarian

(18 January 2019) The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (HSUHK) (formerly Hang Seng Management College), now invites applications for the following position: Associate Librarian – Library (Ref: AssoLib (LIB) 2019-01-18) Responsibilities include: provide vision, direction and leadership in the formulation of library strategic planning, policies and guidelines; oversee Library collections including budget planning and management, collection development […]


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How digital age has forced Hong Kong’s libraries and librarians to change ways they get us to read

(21 December 2018) Various initiatives include increasing access and range of e-books, holding outdoor pop-up libraries around the city and loaning books to pre-schools; and use of printed books is down as surveys show e-books are read by only 12 per cent of internet users while just 36 per cent of primary school pupils ‘love […]


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Hong Kong Sinfonietta Limited hiring Music Librarian

(15 December 2018) Would you like to work as an administrator for an orchestra ?  Hong Kong Sinfonietta is looking for a Music Librarian.  Prior experience is preferred. You will be in charge of the orchestra’s library including the acquisition of music for every performance of the orchestra.  You will have knowledge of classical music […]


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Going Green: Implementing Sustainable Strategies in Libraries Around the World — Buildings, Management, Programmes and Services

(20 November 2018) This publication examines aspects of reducing the ecological footprint in libraries’ workaday operations as well as the social role and responsibility of libraries as leaders in environmental sustainability. The theoretical background and practical applications of contributions made by worldwide libraries to the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are discussed. General […]


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Novelist Dung Kai-cheung asks Hong Kong ‘to withdraw’ his Author of the Year title over indecency row

(1 August 2018) Renowned Hong Kong author Dung Kai-cheung has penned a satirical post asking the authorities to withdraw his 2014 “author of the year” title after Japanese author Haruki Murakami’s latest novel was classified as “indecent” by the city’s Obscene Articles Tribunal. Killing Commendatore, published in 2017, was put into the second tier of […]


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Haruki Murakami’s new novel declared ‘indecent’ by Hong Kong censors

(25 July 2018) The latest novel from Haruki Murakami, Japan’s most celebrated literary export, has fallen foul of censors in Hong Kong, where it was ruled to be indecent by a tribunal and removed from display at a book fair. Hong Kong’s Obscene Articles Tribunal announced last week that the Chinese-language edition of Murakami’s Kishidancho […]


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$1 million donation will support new Learning Commons at McGill University’s Faculty of Education

Chan Kwok Wai Foundation shares McGill’s mission to create 21st century digital literacy environment (12 July 2018) Thanks to a $1 million donation from the Hong Kong-based Chan Kwok Wai Foundation, the Faculty of Education will undergo a major renovation of its former library space to create a new Learning Commons. As literacy, technology and […]


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